EnviroChemie has won the dairy technology prize for its sustainable water technology for dairies, which is designed to save energy, resources and operating costs.
Awarded during the Anuga FoodTec trade fair in Cologne, EnviroChemie will be presented with the prize in the environment and sustainability category.
Sponsored by scientific journals ‘molkerei-industrie’ and ‘IDM International Dairy Magazine’, the Verein der Ahlemer Ingenerieure association acknowledges the successful introduction of technical innovations in the dairy and food industry.
EnviroChemie won the award for its concept for optimising water technology, which allows savings to be made in terms of resources, energy and operating costs.
Water specialists from Rossdorf presented their concept to the jury using a large dairy as an example. Dairies use water for many different stages in the production process. There are often potential savings to be made here in terms of resources and energy. However, an integral view is required to achieve this as the processes used in dairies are highly complex.
For its customers in the food industry, EnviroChemie develops water technology concepts that take all partial production flows into account, including fresh and process water, vapour condensates, permeates, cooling water, rinsing water, wastewater, sludge and liquid waste recycling.
The customers are shown where water can be recycled or reused, and whether energy can be obtained such as from the wastewater, liquid waste or sludge.
When EnviroChemie takes over the operation management of water treatment plants, water experts from the fields of process engineering, chemicals and electrical engineering implement a continuous improvement process (CIP), in which they permanently optimise the plant technology and the use of operating equipment.
The dairy technology prize will be presented on 21 March in Cologne during Anuga FoodTec.